March 28, 2012
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Troy Garland AKA Tito-6(CEO of SoSay Int’l)was born on March 28th,In Flint,Michigan,in a impoverished neighborhood community that is known as the “Pierson hood”.Troy was youngest of 5 to Motown song writer & music producer Regional Garland & Nurse Gloria Garland.Growing up in a household full of musicians & singers,He would develop an interest in the many facets of music and would have them fostered by his father.At a young age,talented and gifted Troy and his Father would spend time learning to play instruments and write music.
At the age of 7 Troy’s parents divorced and without a consistent,strong,positive,male influence in the home he became influenced by the streets around him.At 14,He succumbed to the trafficking and distribution of illegal substances.In the hopes of saving her sons life,Troy’s mother began to send him away for periods of time to Long Island to stay with family.
It was during these trips,Troy began to fall in love with hip hop as an artist.With the help of his oldest brother,He began to write his first rhymes.Although,Troy had a natural talent for sophisticated word play and rhyme schemes, he did not forgo his “Tony Montana” aspirations and became more involved in the “drug game”.
While being engaged in his illegal activities he still found time to connect with his father to produce and record his 1st demo,which found its way to “legendary Hip Hop artist/Rapper” Rakim.On one of Troy’s many trips to New York,Troy was asked to perform for Rakim and from there was introduced to many people such as Janard Smalls(who would later become Troy’s manager would also place him on an NBC sitcom pilot, that never aired)and Marianne Giannio,who often asked Troy to perform at her many A list parties.
After the disappointment of the failed sitcom and meetings,Troy returned to Flint and the street life.However,while in Flint at 17,Troy was introduced to Booming Records recording studio where he executive produced and recorded his first real album.Although the album had a moderate “street buzz” via retail at mom & pops shops and selling CDs out the back of his car,Troy lacked maturity & originality,often trying to emulate the artist of the time.
It was a rap duo by the name of Skanbino Mob which featured rappers by the names of Ready Ace of Relativity Records and Bone Skanless of Tommy Boy Records,which took Troy under their wing along with local DJ,DJ Troy Hollywood.Troy received a lot of business savvy advice from his 3 mentors and also was afforded the opportunity to regularly perform with DJ Hollywood during his shows.During this time Troy continued to record and after a meeting with legendary jazz musician Bernard Terry and vocalist Michelle Shaw,He landed his first label deal.
TITO 6 – “HOLLA WHEN YOU SEE ME” ft BOOTLEG (DAYTON FAMILY)
The album Downtown Tito-6 featured a lot of Michigan’s best artist including:Detroit’s hip hop legend Proof of Shady Records,D’12. DJ Salam Wreck,also of Shady Records,is the one who introduced Troy to Proof, based on his feelings toward Downtown Tito-6.The same night Troy met proof was he also introduced to and preformed for Eminem.After his performance for Eminem,He was introduced to Jimmy Iovines of Interscope Records,Attorney Bob Celestin,manager Jeff Ruffin and distributor Jamie Galgano,all very prominent figures in the music industry.
During this time Troy became content with just the idea that he finally got a deal and became lazy.He recorded nonstop but often missed shows and tour dates.Troy was part time in the street and part time in the studio and his music began to suffer as well as his musical endeavors with Interscope,It wasn’t until Troy met Rocafella recording artist Freeway that Troy got “re-inspired” to continue on his musical conquest.Troy began to record songs with many of Rocafella’s artist in hopes of signing a new record deal with the label.Unfortunately due to problems at Rocafella and the pending label break up. Troy was not offered the record deal he had been hoping for.
In 2009 Troy released his “honesty project” entitled “Behind Closed Doors.That same year he decided to move out of Michigan in the hopes to being able to focus more on his career and music.
TITO 6 SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES